Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 1st Jan 2010 15:36 UTC
Opera Software HTML5 Video is coming to Opera 10.5. Yesterday (or technically, last year--happy new year readers!) Opera released a new alpha build containing a preview of their HTML5 Video support. There's a number of details to note, not least that this is still an early alpha...
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RE[5]: Opera....
by KugelKurt on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Opera...."
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you even look into the WebKit repository? Those ports are not forks!

Why do you insist on your claims even after being proved wrong?

Nokia never put much effort into the S60 port of WebKit. They are only now putting effort into a port and that's the Qt port.

Even if Apple controlled WebKit: What exactly would be bad about it?

Edited 2010-01-02 22:28 UTC

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RE[6]: Opera....
by wumip on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Opera...."
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Did you even look at the real world, and how the various ports are doing? Either your Webkit browser moves further apart from Apple's Webkit (the main WK development), or you become a slave of Apple's needs and release cycles. Maybe one or two major companies (Google is a good candidate) can wrestle some control away from Apple, but even Nokia failed miserably, ended up with a crappy fork, and had to throw away their work and start all over.

I didn't say there's necessarily anything bad about Apple controlling WK. It probably is if you need a mobile browser and want to compete against Apple, though.

There are tons of smaller players who will be at the mercy of the main WK maintainer (Apple).

WK is not the answer to your mobile browser wet dreams.

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RE[7]: Opera....
by KugelKurt on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:57 in reply to "RE[6]: Opera...."
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

So, if Apple controls WebKit....
1.) How is the competition hurt by it?
2.) Which features, put into WebKit by Apple are bad?
3.) Which rendering engine should the competition use?
4.) Why is everybody using WebKit anyway, if by your great insight, WebKit is just bad for Nokia, Palm, GNOME, etc.?


And while you at it:
A.) Give proof that Apple is controlling WebKit. Which special rights to Apple committers have compared to others?

B.) Give proof that the WebKit ports are forks. Show that Nokia is not committing directly to the WebKit repository. The article you are linking to all the time does not give proof that different ports are forks.

C.) Give proof that there is a power struggle between Google and Apple over WebKit control.

Edited 2010-01-03 00:08 UTC

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